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16Professor uses algorithms to put a hypermiler in your cruise control

Let math improve your MPG

The next time the hypermiler in front of you stops you from catching that next green light, take heart. One day, it won't be the driver's fault. There will be algorithms involved. But you migh still be aggravated for not making that light.

30Getrag reveals two-speed, dual-clutch transmission for electric-drive vehicles

German transmission specialist Getrag used the floor of the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show to reveal its groundbreaking, dual-clutch transmission for electric-drive vehicles.

19Getrag wants to get into the range extender business

Getrag Range Extender – Click above for high-res image gallery

AddWithout Getrag DCT, Chrysler will stick with conventional 6 speed automatic

Now that Chrysler's deal to build dual clutch transmissions in a joint venture with Getrag is officially kaput, the company will stick with its existing 6-speed automatic for now. In early 2007, Chrysler announced the deal with Getrag to supply up to 700,000 transmissions a year that could cut fuel consumption by six percent. It was part of a series of powertrain announcements that included the new Phoenix V6 engine family. Getrag was unable to raise the $300 million needed to pay for its toolin

10Getrag's U.S. transmission plant files for CH11 after Chrysler pull-out

The roundabout that was the Chrysler, LLC-Getrag partnership recently came to an end with Chrysler pulling out the deal, citing untenable financing terms. Now Getrag Transmission Manufacturing, the U.S. company that was going to build the dual-clutch transmissions for Chrysler, has filed for Chapter 11. Getrag has done so in order to streamline its handling of claims and creditors.

AddChrysler won't be getting dual clutch transmissions from Getrag

Chrysler's plans to start equipping some of its vehicles with dual clutch transmissions later next year has just hit a major hitch. its deal to build a joint venture transmissions plant with Getrag is now dead. A week after suing the transmission supplier for its failure to raise the necessary cash to pay for tooling for a new factory, Chrysler has now terminated the deal altogether. The two companies met on Friday to try to resolve the issue but could not reach agreement so Chrysler canceled th

8Chrysler sues Getrag over U.S.-built dual-clutch trannies

Chrysler has managed to stay out of the doom and gloom news for a few weeks now, which goes to show that going private can have its benefits. But things couldn't stay quiet forever, and as if the company needed something else to deal with, it's now in row with German transmission supplier Getrag over a potentially failed joint venture.

9Chrysler halts construction of dual-clutch transmission plant

Construction of the $530 million dollar plant being built by Chrysler and Getrag in Kokomo, Indiana, has been suspended indefinitely due to a contract dispute between the two companies. Neither Chrysler nor Getrag were willing to specify the exact reason for the stoppage, the only word from Chrysler to Automotive News was that it hopes the dispute can be resolved so that the transmissions will be available in mid-2009. We hope so too, since the new dual-clutch transmissions are an integral part

AddGetrag developing hybridized dual clutch transmission

Getrag has partnered with Bosch to develop a further enhancement of their PowerShift dual clutch transmissions. At the Frankfurt Motor Show last week they announced a hybrid DCT that mates an electric motor/generator to the side of the transmission. The motor is mounted parallel to the transmission shafts and is connected via an electro-magnetic clutch that allows it to connect to either of the two gear sets. The system enables full parallel hybrid functionality including power-boost, regenerati

AddGetrag dual clutch gearboxes could hit 2 million a year by 2014!

The burgeoning interest in dual clutch gearboxes should be big business for Getrag over the next few years. Because a dual clutch transmission (DCT) combines the greater efficiency of a manual with full automatic shift capability they are being installed in more vehicles all the time. The first widespread use of DCTs was on Volkswagen and Audi models in the last few years with their Borg-Warner-built DSG units.

AddBosch wants to take advantage of growing demand for hybrids

Automotive supplier Robert Bosch GmbH is hoping to grab a significant chunk of new business over the next decade as hybrids and diesels take up a bigger share of the automotive market. Bosch is forecasting that hybrids will take four percent of the North American market and nine percent of the Japanese market by 2015. That's considerably more than the current sub-one percent and four percent shares.

AddEuropean spec Dodge Journey to get dual clutch gearbox with diesel

click above image to view high-res gallery of 2009 Dodge Journey

8New Chrysler/Getrag DSG transmission plant to be built in Indiana

Chrysler and Getrag are teaming up to build a transmission plant in Indiana, at a cost of around $530 million. The production center, set to open in 2009, will produce approximately 700,000 dual-clutch transmissions annually in Tipton, Indiana.

2Honda: high tech means low profits

Michiyoshi Hagino, a Senior Managing Director at Honda Motor, sees profit margins inevitably falling as vehicles incorporate more and more advanced technologies to reduce emissions and increase fuel economy. More efficient gasoline engines, clean diesels and hybrid powertrains are all driving per-vehicle costs higher, while at the same time demanding massive, ongoing investment in research and development.

12Bosch and Getrag team up for hybrid systems

The Bosch Group and the Getrag Group announced Tuesday that they will partner to develop and market parallel hybrid systems to provide a near-turnkey hybrid solution to automakers.

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